UPDATE: Mechanical issue possibly caused OKC police officer’s rear windshield to suddenly shatter


UPDATE: Oklahoma City police say a mechanical issue possibly caused the sudden shattering of the rear windshield of a police officer’s patrol vehicle.

The rear windshield shattered Wednesday afternoon while the officer was parked behind Western Avenue Baptist Church, 13024 N Western Ave.

Police investigated to find out if the window was shattered by an outside source, such as a shot fired. Police determined that was not the case.

“Officers searched the area and examined the damage to the police car’s rear window. We have not found any evidence indicating the officer’s window was shot. The damage may be a result of a mechanical issue with the window frame,” said Capt. Larry Withrow with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Original Story

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The rear windshield of an Oklahoma City police officer’s patrol vehicle was suddenly busted out while he was sitting in the parked vehicle.

Two officers were sitting behind Western Avenue Baptist Church, 13024 N Western Ave., each doing paperwork in their respective patrol vehicle, when one of the officer’s back windshield was busted out, according to an Oklahoma City Police Department representative.

The officer whose rear windshield was shattered, hurried away to safety at the Valero at NW 122 and Western.

The officer was not injured.

Police have not confirmed whether the officer’s rear windshield was shot out. No bullet or ammunition round was found in the patrol vehicle’s backseat area.

A field where officers searched after an Oklahoma City police officer’s rear windshield was busted out.

Officers searched the field behind the Costco near the church.

No information has been provided on whether a suspect was captured.

Stay with KFOR as this story develops.


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